Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare

Sarah Lazare was a staff writer for Common Dreams from 2013-2016.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
'We Are Not Ashamed': How Abortion Providers Are Pushing Back Against Stigma and Intimidation
"It is time for all of us to stand up and say what we do is good."
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Monday, October 19, 2015
Syrian War Forces First-Ever Withdrawal from Global Seed Vault
The ongoing armed conflict in Syria has forced scientists—for the first time ever—to withdraw seeds from the Arctic seed vault that is tasked with safeguarding the world's food supply, the Crop Trust which oversees the repository confirmed Monday. Buried in the remote Svalbard peninsula in the...
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Monday, October 19, 2015
Is UN Planning to Call for Global Decriminalization of All Drugs?
Business titan Richard Branson claimed on Monday that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has prepared an unreleased document calling on "governments around the world to decriminalise drug use and possession for personal consumption for all drugs." "It's exciting that the UNODC has...
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Friday, October 16, 2015
Drone Papers 'No Surprise to Yemenis,' Says Man Who Lost Family
One man who lost family members to the covert U.S. drone war in Yemen responded Friday to The Intercept 's explosive new exposé of the American "assassination complex" by proclaiming he is not surprised but now more hopeful "the whole truth will come out." "I read that the Americans have very...
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Friday, October 16, 2015
Study Reveals Corporate Media's Refusal to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
Mainstream media outlets are systematically disregarding the hazardous health impacts of widespread U.S. military burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby playing a direct role in "legitimating the environmental injustices of war," a harrowing new scholarly report concludes. "During...
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Friday, October 16, 2015
MSF: Forcible US Intrusion Into Hospital May Have Destroyed War Crimes Evidence
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that the U.S. military's forcible intrusion into its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Thursday potentially destroyed evidence of its war crime and underscores the need for a truly independent investigation into the U.S. bombing that killed 22 people. "[MSF]...
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wife of Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Looks to Obama for Pardon
The wife of former CIA analyst Jeffrey Sterling on Thursday publicly called on U.S. President Barack Obama to pardon her husband—who has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for, in her words, blowing the whistle and standing up for his rights. "Does the government have no shame in...
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Set Artists Hack 'Homeland' to Expose Show's Racist Narrative
The U.S. television series "Homeland"—widely criticized as Islamophobic and racist—was hacked by three street artists who were hired to paint "authentic" Arabic graffiti for a film set depicting a refugee camp on the Syria/Lebanon border. The artists staged an intervention by tagging the slogan "...
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
In Powerful Gesture of Black-Palestinian Solidarity, Many Declare 'When I See Them, I See Us'
Leading Black and Palestinian cultural workers, scholars, and organizers have extended a powerful message of solidarity across bounds of occupation, incarceration, and deadly persecution with their release Tuesday of a video entitled, "When I see them, I see us." Co-written by Black activist and...
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Mother of Saudi Teen Sentenced to Crucifixion Urges Obama: 'Rescue My Son'
The mother of teenage pro-democracy protester Ali Mohammed al-Nimr , sentenced to crucifixion by Saudi Arabia, pleaded with President Barack Obama to use his power to pressure the close U.S. ally to spare her son. In her first interview with foreign media outlets, Nusra al-Ahmed told the Guardian...
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